Veterans are invited to a town hall meeting at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 21, 2711 Oakes Ave. in Everett.

Learn about congressional and presidential actions on legislation important to veterans, including efforts to repeal the disabled veterans tax and improving health care and reducing waiting times at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals.

Also, retired Col. Byard Bower of Stanwood will present retired 1st Lt. Clarence Summers Jr. of Marysville with a long overdue Purple Heart.

Tuesday is Veterans Day. Here are some closures:

Government: Federal, state and most local offices will be closed.

Public schools: Closed.

Post offices: Closed, but Express Mail service continues.

Commerce: Most businesses are open, but most banks are closed.

Transportation: Buses and ferries are on regular schedules. The Shaw Island ferry terminal is closed through Tuesday.

The Herald: Regular business hours. Call in news tips to 425-339-3428.

Learn about the life cycles of salmon as volunteers from Washington State University will host their annual River Salmon Tour 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today at the Wallace River Hatchery, 14418 383rd Ave. SE in Sultan.

A free safety program offers child fingerprinting and identification 1-7 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Dwayne Lane’s Everett Dodge, 7800 Evergreen Way, Everett.

Designer Devin Swanson, who styled the Camano Island home featured in Thursday’s Home &Garden section, may be reached at 425-259-6501 or by e-mail at The phone number in the story was incorrect.

If you have an item for FYI, call Kristi O’Harran at 425-339-3451. If you have a news tip or an idea for a local story, call the city desk at 425-339-3428, or e-mail

Other numbers to call:

Everett, 425-339-3200

425-339-3470, after 4 p.m.

How would you fix the region’s transportation problems? And how would you raise money to pay for your fixes? Here’s your chance to tell the state’s transportation leaders what you would do and how you would do it through Part 2 of our online simulation. You can find it at

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